The 2018 IHI National Forum will be held December 9-12, 2018 in Orlando FL, with the theme Making Better Healthcare for All. Speaker proposals will be accepted through April 9, 2018. Early registration discounts expire September 28, 2018. Academic scholarships and special discounts are also available. Find more information and register at http://www.ihi.org/education/Conferences/National-Forum-2018/Pages/default.aspx.
UM-KECC is seeking nominations for patients, caregivers, and providers to participate on one of several focus groups on Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO). The focus groups will be held to elicit feedback and suggestions for draft question content for two PRO measure topics, Patient Life Goals and Patient Feeling of Safety. The focus groups will be 2 hour webinar teleconference meetings. Patient and caregiver nominations require a brief statement of interest, a CV or resume if relevant, and disclosure of any conflicts of interest. Submit this material to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2018. Contact Jordan Affholter at email@example.com with any questions. For details and a conflict disclosure form, see https://annanurse.org/article/call-nominations-esrd-patient-reported-outcomes-focus-groups-january-24-18.
The October issue of Network 16 News features Congratulations for the 2017 Exemplary Practice Awards, presented at the NW16 Annual Quality Conference in Seattle October 22, 2017. Awards were given for Patient Engagement, Quality Innovation in reducing long-term catheters and hospital acquired infections, and Data Accuracy and Timeliness. The Awards went to Northwest Kidney Centers, North Spokane Renal Center, McMinnville Dialysis, St. Peters Hospital, and the Fort Peck Tribal Dialysis Unit.
This issue also includes a “Question Corner” on the NW16 2018 Quality Improvement Activities, and a “Hot Dates” list that includes:
CNSW NW Chapter Fall Educational Conference November 3, 2017 in Issaquah WA
CNSW OR SW-WA Chapter Workshop November 8, 2017 in Portland OR
NWRN Annual Conference March 8-9, 2018 in Spokane WA
NKF Spring Clinical Meetings April 11-14, 2018 in Austin TX